Earlier this week it was reported that NBC along with Universal is developing a sequel series to the hit series Quantum Leap. This new series will revolve around a new group of characters who re-open Project Quantum Leap in order to try and understand the mystery behind the time machine and the man who created it.
The original series began life back in 1989 and ran for five seasons and has continued to be a fan favorite.
This new continuation, which has been in the works for a while makes things sound like Scott Bakula, the original series star could well be involved in the series. Indeed, it would be a boon for the show. If we briefly get to see or learn about what happened to Sam after the events seen in ‘Mirror Image’, which ended the show on a rather ambiguous note. Sadly, we’ll not get to see Al again due to the passing of the brilliant Dean Stockwell well her played the role.
Last summer Scott Bakula hinted to Hollywood Reporter that a continuation of Quantum Leap was in the works. But for obvious reasons, he could not say too much. “There’s very significant conversations about it right now going on,” said Bakula, who played a physicist who involuntarily time travels and fixes mistakes of the past by leaping into the bodies of others. “I don’t know what it would be. I don’t know who would have it. The rights were a mess for years. I don’t know if they’re even sorted out now. That’s always been the biggest complication.”
The new series, which is in development for next years television season will see a return for various key people from the classic series. These include series creator Don Bellisario, and Executive producer Deborah Pratt. Working alongside them as Showrunners will be Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt who are best known for their work on Gotham.
The question is. Will this team of television creatives be able to come up with something that will top some of the ideas that we here at SciFiPulse came up with back in 2017 for our RE-LAUNCH, REBOOT, OR RE-IMAGINE? column. I certainly hope that they can, but if not. Nicholas Yanes, Peter Rauch, and I are available as consultants.